Black flags hoisted for Black day


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 12, 2019:  Student bodies today hoisted black flags to observe a black day condemning  “the police firing to unarmed protestors in Tripura and the police attack on the ambulance while carrying the injured persons, police atrocities against the protestors in Imphal injuring  four people, and against not allowing NESO members to meet the inured at Khumlwng hospital”.

Representatives of All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU), Manipur Students’ Federation, Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur, Kangleipak Students’ Association, Students’ Union of Kangleipak and Apunba Irreipakki Maheirosing Singpanglup took part in the black day observance at AMSUoffice complex.

Black flags were hoisted at the offices of the student bodies.

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The student bodies slammed the Manipur Chief minister N. Biren Singh and his council of ministers for not raising their voice against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

It is shameful that the ministers of Manipur are unable to utter a word against the bill while the chief ministers of Nagaland, Mizoram and Meghalaya raise voice against the bill,” Manjit Sarangthem said.

The Manipur chief minister had said that the bill will be effective only in Assam when the Home minister Rajnath Singh  said that the bill will not only affect the North East but also the remaining states of the country,” he added.

He said the Manipur Cabinet also took decision like immature elementary students.

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The Manipur cabinet on January 10 decided to urge the Centre to exempt the state from the purview of the citizenship bill. The meeting also decided to urge the Centre and the authorities concerned to give assent to the Manipur Peoples’ (Protection) Bill, 2018.The cabinet recommended to the Union government to exclude Manipur from the purview of the citizenship bill.

The state government fails to react according to people’s wish. The political parties are taking political mileage in the issue. This is unfortunate that all fail to act according to the sentiment of the people, Manjit said.

 The citizenship amendment bill is an attempt to eradicate the indigenous people of the North East region. “The Central government hats the mongoloids. It loves the resourceful land only. We all must wake up and rise up against this,” he added.

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If the central government continues to work further to pass the bill it will ignite us to take up severe forms of agitations, he added.

The Manipur Youth Congress Committee also submitted a memorandum to Manipur governor to appeal the President and Prime minister to withdraw the citizenship amendment bill.

All Manipur United Clubs’ Organisation and civil society organisations demonstrated a rally in Imphal denouncing the passing of the citizenship bill.


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